Michael Joseph

Michael M. Joseph

Monday, January 28th, 1918 - Sunday, July 26th, 2020
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Michael M. Joseph, 102, of New Castle passed away on July 26, 2020 at his residence due to natural causes.

Born in Homestead, PA on January 28, 1918, Michael was the son of the late Moowid and Raya Fakhr Joseph.

Preceding him in death on April 23, 2014 was his beloved and devoted wife, the former Sara R. Saad, whom he married on October 22, 1944.

Michael was a proud veteran of WWII serving his country as a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Army while stationed in India.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Maronite Catholic Church and the Church of Beloved Disciple in Grove City.

Michael owned and operated Michael M. Joseph Beverage Distributing in Grove City for over twenty nine years. He enjoyed golfing, and was an avid sports fan of all the Pittsburgh sports teams and the New Castle High School basketball team. Michael lived for his family, children and grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

Michael is survived by his children, Gary M. Joseph and his wife Elaine, Marilyn A. Patrick and her husband Ronald, Karen A. Ionta and her husband Dom, all of New Castle, Michael D. Joseph of Pittsburgh, his brother, Richard Joseph of New Castle, his sister, Nancy Saad of New Castle, thirteen grandchildren, Alisa Heath (Rob), Kristi Perrotta (Louis), Lauri Wozniak (Brian), Michael G. Joseph (Jamie), Nicole Memo (Michael), Dr. Ronald Patrick (Kristin), Andrea Shelton (Bryan), Diana Kulbacki (Joseph), Amy Ault (Tyler), Erika Carlini (Marco), Michelle DiMuccio (Joseph), Jodi Giordano (Sam), Richard Humphrey, thirty great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Michael is preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph, John, George, Thomas, Charles and Edward Joseph.

Due to the current health situation, visitation is private for the family at Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory 3000 Wilmington Rd.

A private Funeral Liturgy will be held for the family at St. John the Baptist Maronite Catholic Church conducted by Rev. Father Claude Franklin.

Entombment will take place at Parkside Cemetery and Mausoleum.

The New Castle Area Honor Guard will perform military rites at the mausoleum.
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    St. John the Baptist Maronite Catholic Church
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    Parkside Mausoleum


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Megan Berger

Posted at 01:46pm
Mr. Joseph was a lovely man. I always enjoyed his visits to our house. I was sad when the family moved from Grove City. He lived a long and full life. Everyone who knew him thought well of him.

Ann Antognoli

Posted at 09:50am
Dear Joseph Family,
David and I send our sympathy, love, and prayers at the passing of this beautiful patriarch of a wonderful family.

Growing up next door to your father, Aunt Nancy, and many uncles was a blessing. Your father was an absolute role model in faith and love. Of his many accomplishments in his long, beautiful life, none compares to raising a beautiful family.

May Mike rest in God’s peace, and may the Joseph family find comfort in the many friends who hold them in prayer.

With love,
David & Ann Antognoli

Bruce Waldman

Posted at 01:58pm
I will always remember his sparking eyes and wholesome attitude toward life. He leaves behind a very strong and accomplished family and those of you who know me I send my deepest sympathies. For all of his life, he remembered my by name and always asked about my family. He has left you wonderful memories and a legacy to follow.

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